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Jessa Duggar announces the birth of her fourth child as she shares an intimate picture with her baby

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'Baby Seewald # 4 has arrived!'  Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald.

The TLC star, 28, announced the latest addition to her family on her Instagram account on Monday, posting an intimate photo of herself crying as she held the newborn in her arms.

Unlike her last three pregnancies, all of which were home births, Jessa chose to welcome her fourth child to the hospital.

‘Baby Seewald # 4 has arrived!’ she announced jubilantly in the caption.

‘Baby Seewald # 4 has arrived!’ Jessa Duggar has welcomed her fourth child with her husband Ben Seewald

The caption did not reveal the child’s name or gender.

Jessa also encouraged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured video capturing the days leading up to her big day.

In the video, the reality star talked to her children about their new siblings and showed some of the preparations they had made for the big day, which included a ‘birth bag’.

She also revealed that they were struggling with what to name their child: ‘It’s harder than it looks.’

Big day!  The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband arriving at the hospital with their luggage in tow

Big day! The YouTube video captured Jessa and her husband arriving at the hospital with their luggage in tow

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived

Coming soon: Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived

The video featured footage of Jessa and her husband arriving at the hospital with their luggage in tow.

Jessa said her contractions were three minutes apart when they arrived.

Jessa recently revealed that she intended to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital after three previous home births – two of which eventually sent her to the hospital in an ambulance.

'Ready to go': Seewald showed some of the steps they took to prepare for labor, including unloading their child's car seats so they were 'ready to go to the hospital anytime!'

‘Ready to go’: Seewald showed some of the steps they took to prepare for labor, including unloading their child’s car seats so they were ‘ready to go to the hospital anytime!’

Inside look: Jessa also encouraged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured video capturing the days leading up to her big day

Inside look: Jessa also encouraged fans to check out her YouTube channel, which featured video capturing the days leading up to her big day

The reality star had given birth to five-year-old Spurgeon, four-year-old Henry and two-year-old daughter Ivy at home, but experienced twice dangerous bleeding that saw her rush to the hospital immediately after giving birth.

Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting one more time in February, and fans wondered if she would try to have another home birth after her scary experience with Ivy.

Jessa had not revealed the baby’s gender or even the due date – rather, she and Ben said when announcing the pregnancy: ‘We are so thankful to God for the precious gift of a new life! The kids are happy and we can hardly wait to welcome this little one in our arms this summer. ‘

Hospital delivery: Unlike her last three pregnancies, all of which were home births, Jessa chose to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Hospital delivery: Unlike her last three pregnancies, all of which were home births, Jessa chose to give birth to her fourth child in the hospital

Family Issues: Jessa and Ben announced they are expecting one more time in February, and fans wondered if she would try to have another home birth after her terrifying experience with Ivy

Family Issues: Jessa and Ben announced they are expecting one more time in February, and fans wondered if she would try to have another home birth after her terrifying experience with Ivy

Jessa also reflected on the abortion she suffered before this pregnancy, and admitted early on to feeling fear and anxiety while carrying this time.

‘I was going through my first trimester and was very nervous and had a hard time feeling really excited about the pregnancy because I was nervous, something could go wrong and this baby might not make it,’ she said.

Local EMTs are sure to be relieved by the news that Jessa is planning to give birth in hospital settings as they rushed home to her on two previous occasions – with all the mothers of three-mother home births captured on camera for the family’s TLC series, that counts.

The joyous event comes amid a difficult time for the Duggar family, with the disgraced star Josh Duggar accused of receiving and possessing material for child sexual abuse back in May.

In the wake of the controversy, TLC announced in June that it had done so canceled count.

‘TLC is not producing additional seasons with Counting On,’ TLC revealed in a statement to Us Weekly. ‘TLC feels it is important to give the Duggar family the opportunity to address their situation privately.’

Baby makes six!  Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting one more time in February

Baby makes six! Jessa and Ben announced that they are expecting one more time in February

Aww: Seewald shared a snap of her sonogram back in February when she thanked God 'for this precious gift!'

Aww: Seewald shared a snap of her sonogram back in February when she thanked God ‘for this precious gift!’

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